The pick-and-roll is an integral part of any offensive game plan. I can remember learning how to run it when I started playing basketball in elementary school. As the ball handler it immediately opens up a variety of options. You can drive to the basket, pull back and shoot a jump shot, hit the roll man for a basket in the paint, or even kick it to a wing to set up the play again.
It’s combined effectiveness and simplicity cannot be matched as a stable of halfcourt basketball. That being said its effectiveness is diminished without the proper personnel, and the Philadelphia 76ers are lacking that personnel.